Greatest Hits (Aretha Franklin album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin
Released November 2, 1998
Recorded 1967–1998
Genre R&B
Label Global TV
Aretha Franklin chronology
This Is Jazz, Vol. 34
(1998)This Is Jazz, Vol. 341998
Greatest Hits
Love Songs
(2001)Love Songs2001

Greatest Hits is a 1998 Aretha Franklin compilation. It, along with 2001's Aretha's Best, are the only greatest hits compilations that cover both her hits on Atlantic Records (1967-1979) and Arista Records (1980-1998).

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael)
  2. "Respect"
  3. "I Say a Little Prayer"
  4. "Think"
  5. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
  6. "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"
  7. "You're All I Need to Get By"
  8. "Chain of Fools"
  9. "Spanish Harlem"
  10. "Angel"
  11. "Let It Be"
  12. "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
  13. "Son of a Preacher Man"
  14. "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
  15. "Rock Steady"
  16. "See Saw"
  17. "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
  18. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
  19. "Save Me"
  20. "The House That Jack Built"
  21. "People Get Ready"
  22. "Day Dreaming"
Disc 2
  1. "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" (with the Eurythmics)
  2. "A Deeper Love"
  3. "What a Fool Believes"
  4. "Who's Zoomin' Who"
  5. "Willing To Forgive"
  6. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  7. "Freeway of Love"
  8. "Border Song (Holy Moses)"
  9. "Oh No Not My Baby"
  10. "Call Me"
  11. "Ain't No Way"
  12. "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"
  13. "Baby I Love You"
  14. "The Long and Winding Road"
  15. "Today I Sing the Blues"
  16. "Love All The Hurt Away" (with George Benson)
  17. "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (with Whitney Houston)
  18. "Through The Storm" (with Elton John)
  19. "A Rose Is Still a Rose"

Not to be confused with ...[edit]

Franklin has many similarly named albums, including:


  • 1994: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin: The 60's
  • 1994: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin: The 70's
  • 2001: Aretha's Best
  • 1961, 1980 and 1986: Aretha

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[1] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "British album certifications – Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Greatest Hits in the search field and then press Enter.